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A funeral service for Vanessa Glass Thedford, age 58, of Jacksonville is scheduled at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Larry Smith, Rev. Don Copeland and Rev. Larry Barker officiating. She will be laid to rest at Still Waters Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Thedford passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Jacksonville. Vanessa was born December 7, 1958 in Jacksonville, TX to James and Frances Glass. Mrs. Thedford was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and was voted by fellow students Senior Class Favorite and also Miss Sunshine. She also attended Lon Morris College. Vanessa married David Thedford on April 4, 1981 and remained married for 36 years. During those 36 years they had three children and three grandchildren. Vanessa and her husband David taught in the Children's Ministry for several years. She worked many years in the banking industry. God has always been first in her life. She lived each day to spend time with her family and do for them.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Glass, her grandparents, Dan and Elsie Smith and John and Eunice Glass. She is survived by her husband, David Thedford, daughter, Amanda Stanaland and husband Christopher, son, Grant Thedford and wife Brittany, daughter, Andrea Morris and husband Dewayne. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kade, Lily Grace and Corbin Stanaland and mother, Frances Glass.
Visitation will be held at Central Baptist Church, 1909 East Rusk St., Jacksonville, TX from 1:00 p.m. up until service time, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Published on April 17, 2017
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